For most people wearing masks while out in public has become the new norm, and with things starting to get back to how they were pre-COVID, the need for extra precautions has heightened.
But not everyone is convinced masks should be a necessity and it has resulted in a pretty terrifying mid-air fight.
Every one of us has had to deal with the challenges 2020 has thrown at us.And just now, things seem as though they're slowly returning to normal.
Places are reopening, restrictions are being lifted...And the world feels a little less like an apocalypse movie. Albeit only a little less.
Despite the positive changes, there are still some precautions we all have to take.To prevent us from plummeting back into the worst of it.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
@OakvilleMayor @GaryCarrHalton @MariannMeedWard @RickBonnette1 @TownOfMilton @RegionofHalton @townofoakville My own… https://t.co/fRRcH6Kbws— Kim R-W (@Kim R-W)1593614115.0
In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.
@Grendull @Sir_Grg @Casey I’m all for a gradual reopening with the correct precautions in place, such as mandatory… https://t.co/w9tpgTX8XP— Cadenza (@Cadenza)1588900184.0
Although some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.
Wear a mask or I'll break ur knees https://t.co/mn1P35stkS— Nawnii (@Nawnii)1596318319.0
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.
when someone tells me their face mask is uncomfortable https://t.co/OtNBMSC7ML— Washington Post TikTok Guy At Sea 🏴☠️ (@Washington Post TikTok Guy At Sea 🏴☠️)1596031165.0
Resulting in some people refusing to wear them, or all together mocking the importance of wearing a mask.Countless anti-lockdown protests have taken place, with people wanting to "live freely than be oppressed by masks."
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
You'd think the pros would outweigh the cons, right?
This ⬇️👏🏻👏🏻 Well played! #hospitality #masks #takenote https://t.co/kutJ4F16qY— Nichola Daly (@Nichola Daly)1596267764.0
And when you're stuck on a plane with hundreds of passengers, that's a pretty selfish thing to do.
#COVID19 on a plane: -335 people on ~4.5 hour flight -16 people with COVID19 *Only 1 was infected from the flight… https://t.co/pBOR8ajBl9— Isaac Bogoch (@Isaac Bogoch)1594172614.0
A handful of plane passengers found themselves caught up in a fight during a flight to Ibiza.
@MicHighClub @PrisonPlanet @KLM @KLM_press Sue every last one of them— Nick Greathart (@Nick Greathart)1596387394.0
The altercation broke out once the plane had taken off.
@MicHighClub @PrisonPlanet @KLM @KLM_press A lot of people going to jail there— Heo2 (@Heo2)1596387339.0
The footage shows a man in a black t-shirt wearing a face mask around his chin.Ironically, he can be seen shouting at a shirtless passenger for not wearing a mask.
A third man, also without a mask, could be seen hitting the shirtless man.And that's when other passengers interveined.
The video was posted by @michighclub to Instagram.They claimed the "unruly," English passenger had been drinking vodka on the flight.
But despite this, multiple passengers can be seen without masks.And even wearing their masks incorrectly, rendering them pointless.
On its website, KLM explains...
Although it doesn't appear to be effective.
@Gio328 @MicHighClub That guy clearly missed the memo— Bebe Rose (@Bebe Rose)1596366045.0
Other passengers could be heard telling the two men to calm down.
@Zoe_J__ @MicHighClub @KLM @KLM_press @CNN @MSNBC @AP Spot the number of safety concerns in this video.— Kiki 🌊 ByeDon 🌊💙🇺🇸 (@Kiki 🌊 ByeDon 🌊💙🇺🇸)1596385807.0
Footage later showed one man being restrained in the aisle while a flight attendant asked people to take their seats.
@light_library @MicHighClub @PrisonPlanet @KLM @KLM_press According to the airline they were intoxicated and verbal… https://t.co/aJu7LQ3wld— Epikur (@Epikur)1596403560.0
A spokesperson said..."Two unruly passengers refused to wear their face masks, and they were bothering their fellow passengers physically and verbally. The pilot informed the local authorities and upon arrival, both passengers were arrested. The flight safety was not compromised during the flight."
Despite what some believe, face masks are vital in helping prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Stoppen nu, er zijn kinderen hiero!”Knokpartij op @klm vlucht naar Ibiza. Dronken passagier weigert mondkapje te d… https://t.co/4wUqXI8H3Y— The Mic High Club Luchtvaart Podcast (@The Mic High Club Luchtvaart Podcast)1596350640.0